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Blogs The Free Wi-Fi Myth

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 16 Jul 2010.

  1. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    WiFi in McDonalds here in Germany is free, but you have to give them you phonenumber so they SMS you their password.
    Strangely, expensive business hotels in Germany charge extra for WiFi, but every 5$ backpacker-dig in SE-Asia offers free, open WiFi.
    Then again, nobody prosecutes them for downloading and they therefore don't have to track their customers...
     
  2. *brian*

    *brian* New Member

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    There are hotels/pubs here that promote their free wifi... the issue here is that the manager of one establishment is the chairman of a community organisation that as part of its services provides a computer centre with internet access charged at £1 per half an hour (customers are allowed to hook their own laptops up to the network too). Many customers find this is a reasonable charge and a bargain if they're only on for 30 mins... but why pay for something when you could get access for free?
     
  3. barney cobb

    barney cobb New Member

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    Just discovered that you get free 15 mins in standard class on Virgin, although not advertised as such? Just go through the payment process but when you get to the actual payment page you are already online so no need to pay!

    If you timeout just repeat the process.

    Nice one Virgin!
     
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